Three Common Residential Electrical Problems

Posted on: 28 April 2019

There are many electrical problems that your home may encounter, and if you are unprepared for common electrical issues, your home may experience far worse complications, disruptions, and damages.

Light Switch Problems

The light switches will be some of the devices in a home that will experience the most frequent usage. Unfortunately, this can lead to a variety of problems for the light switches. For example, the frequent use that light switches will experience can lead to them developing loose connections or faceplates. Homeowners will often assume that a light switch will be a simple device to repair or replace. However, it can be surprisingly dangerous to attempt to repair the light switch on your own. In addition to electrocuting yourself, it could be possible to start a fire with an improper repair. An improperly completed repair can also put others at risk of being shocked as faulty wiring or other problems could electricity the exterior of the light switch.

Malfunctioning Circuit Breakers

A circuit breaker is an essential device for protecting your home's electrical system against power surges. In order to function, these systems will have to be able to accurately measure the amount of power that is flowing through them. Unfortunately, failing circuit breakers may not be able to do this, which can lead to them either prematurely tripping or failing to trip when the power becomes too high. Repairing a circuit breaker is usually not the economical option for a residential property. Rather, it is usually more affordable and efficient to simply replace the component that has been damaged. In some instances, this may involve replacing the entire breaker box, but this is usually not the case.

Electrical Surges

Electrical surges are one of the most damaging problems that a home can experience. When one of these surges strikes a home, it can damage or destroy any electronic devices that are connected to the system. While lightning and some other causes of electrical surges can be obvious, there can be instances where a home suffers seemingly random electrical surges that have no obvious cause. This problem can be a major safety concern as it could indicate a serious problem with the electrical system that may lead to a fire. When wiring becomes overloaded, the insulation can deteriorate, and this may lead to a fire starting. A professional electrician will be able to inspect the home to find the cause of the electrical system as well as undertake repairs.

For more information, you will want to contact a company such as Beckstoffer-Welsh Inc.

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